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70+ AZ hotels, restaurants earn AAA Diamonds

Posted at 1:12 PM, Dec 16, 2015

AAA Arizona‘s 2016 list of Arizona Five and Four Diamond recipients is hot off the press. This year, six properties celebrate a prestigious Five Diamond status, while 65 properties earned the Four Diamond award. The AAA Four and Five Diamond award is one of the most sought-after symbols in the food and hospitality industries.

Two new properties were added to the list this year: The Amara Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel in Sedona, earned AAA Four Diamond honors, while The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Marana, celebrates being the first AAA Five Diamond property in Southern Arizona. The last Arizona property to receive a AAA Five Diamond designation was The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician in 2007.

Here is the complete list of 71 Arizona establishments that earned the AAA Five or Four Diamond designation for 2016:

Carefree

Boulders Resort and Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton -- Four Diamonds

 

Cave Creek

Binkley's Restaurant -- Four Diamonds

 

Chandler

Kai' -- Five Diamonds

Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa -- Four Diamonds

Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino -- Four Diamonds

 

Flagstaff

Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort -- Four Diamonds

 

Glendale

Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa -- Four Diamonds

 

Laveen

Vee Quiva Hotel and Casino -- Four Diamonds

 

Litchfield Park

The Wigwam -- Four Diamonds

 

Marana

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain -- Five Diamonds

CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar -- Four Diamonds

 

Oro Valley

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort -- Four Diamonds

 

Paradise Valley

Elements -- Four Diamonds

LON's at the Hermosa -- Four Diamonds

Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia -- Four Diamonds

Prado -- Four Diamonds

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa -- Four Diamonds

 

Phoenix

Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort -- Four Diamonds

Arizona Grand Resort and Spa -- Four Diamonds

Different Pointe of View -- Four Diamonds

Hotel Palomar Phoenix- CityScape, a Kimpton Hotel -- Four Diamonds

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa -- Four Diamonds

Quiessence at The Farm -- Four Diamonds

Royal Palms Resort and Spa -- Four Diamonds

Sheraton Grand Phoenix -- Four Diamonds

T. Cook's -- Four Diamonds

The Westin Phoenix Downtown -- Four Diamonds

Wright's at the Biltmore -- Four Diamonds

 

Scottsdale

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess -- Five Diamonds

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North -- Five Diamonds

The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician -- Five Diamonds

The Phoenician -- Five Diamonds

BLT Steak -- Four Diamonds

Bourbon Steak -- Four Diamonds

Deseo -- Four Diamonds

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley-Scottsdale -- Four Diamonds

Firesky Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel -- Four Diamonds

Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas -- Four Diamonds

Hotel Valley Ho -- Four Diamonds

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch -- Four Diamonds

J & G Steakhouse -- Four Diamonds

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort and Spa -- Four Diamonds

Posh Improvisational Cuisine -- Four Diamonds

SASSI -- Four Diamonds

Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains -- Four Diamonds

Talavera -- Four Diamonds

Talking Stick Resort -- Four Diamonds

The Scottsdale Resort and McCormick Ranch -- Four Diamonds

The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa -- Four Diamonds

The Westin Kierland Villas -- Four Diamonds

W Scottsdale Hotel -- Four Diamonds

We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center -- Four Diamonds

 

Sedona

Adobe Grand Villas -- Four Diamonds

Amara Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel -- Four Diamonds

Che-Ah-Chi -- Four Diamonds

El Portal Sedona Hotel -- Four Diamonds

Enchantment Resort and Mii amo Spa -- Four Diamonds

L'Auberge de Sedona -- Four Diamonds

L'Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek -- Four Diamonds

 

Tempe

Tempe Mission Palms -- Four Diamonds

 

Tucson

Arizona Inn -- Four Diamonds

Casino del Sol Resort -- Four Diamonds

GOLD -- Four Diamonds

JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa -- Four Diamonds

Loews Ventana Canyon -- Four Diamonds

Main Dining Room at the Arizona Inn -- Four Diamonds

Primo -- Four Diamonds

The Grill at Hacienda del Sol -- Four Diamonds

The Lodge at Ventana Canyon -- Four Diamonds

The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa -- Four Diamonds

Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa

 

The Diamond Rating System is the only system that covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Annually, AAA evaluates more than 58,000 lodging establishments and restaurants and rates them on a scale of One to Five Diamonds.

AAA is the largest leisure travel agency in North America. To learn more about the AAA Diamond Award program, visit http://AAA.com/Diamonds.